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GAMTEL accused of blocking Gambian online newspaper

The Freedom newspaper, a Gambian online newspaper, has not been accessed by readers for about three weeks now and readers are accusing the Gambia...
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Debt relief for The Gambia

The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund (ADF) on Wednesday in Tunis approved debt relief of US $ 22.77 million in nominal...
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Gambian journalists choose new executive body

Gambian journalists are voting on Saturday to choose a new executive body to head the Gambia Press union. The election is being held at...
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Gambian Electoral Commission boss seeks power to deregister parties

Mustapha Carayol, Chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) in Gambia, is seeking constitutional powers to enable him deregister political parties that are not...
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Ex Gambia chief electoral officer jailed

Magistrate Sainabou Wadda-Ceesay of the Kanifing court in The Gambia Tuesday convicted Kawsu Ceesay, the former Chief Electoral Officer of the Independent Electoral Commission...
The Gambia: Online blocks amid violent threats

The Gambia: Online blocks amid violent threats

Since the beginning of March 2008, Gambians have been unable to access the "Freedom Newspaper", an online Gambian newspaper based in the United States of America,...
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113 illegal immigrants seized in Mauritania

Security forces arrested some 113 illegal immigrants from sub-Saharan off Nouadhibou, 465 km north of the Mauritanian capital, Nouakchott, between 9 and 12 March,...
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Rights group demands justice for 44 persons murdered in Gambia

Scores of human rights activists and families of some 44 Ghanaians and other nationals allegedly killed in the Gambia in July 2005 while trying...
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Gambian minister sacked

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has dropped the country's Agriculture Secretary (Minister), Mr. Kanja Sanneh, state broadcast station, Gambia Radio and Television Services (GRTS) confirmed...
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44 ghanaians killed in the gambia to be remembered

Scores of rights-based organisations led by Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI), will Wednesday stage a protest marc h in Accra , Ghana, in memory...
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Man dies while approching president of The Gambia

A news report monitored on Gambia Radio and Television Services Thursday afternoon said, one Alhagie Samboujang Dibba of Bundung Serrekunda collapsed Tuesday, while approaching...
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Gambian soldier dies in chopper crash in Nepal

A Gambian soldier, Captain Famara Jammeh, who was serving under the United Nations' Peace keeping mission in Kingdom of Nepal has died in a...
Single currency for west africa to begin

Single currency for west africa to begin

The common currency for five West African states, the ECO, whose launch has been postponed twice already, will become legal tender at the end...
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US$ 28 million World Bank/AfDB Support for the Gambia

The World Bank (WB) and the African Development Bank (Af DB) have granted Gambia US$ 28 million, towards the implementation of the country 's...
CAF Matches: Ghana, Ivory Coast, Gambia, Benin…

CAF Matches: Ghana, Ivory Coast, Gambia, Benin…

Results and brief commentaries of matches between: Ashantigold and Sahel, Africa Sport and Tonnerre, Entente Sportive and Port Authority as well as announced match between...
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Gambia deports 64 street children to Senegal

The Gambian Immigration Department has deported 64 street children, locally known as "almudus", who were rounded up in Banjul and Serrekunda and identified as...
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Gambian journalist Lamin Fatty’s appeal adjourned to 10 April

An appeal filed by journalist Lamin Fatty against his sentence to a fine of D50,000 (US$1,850) for publishing "false news" was on Thursday adjourned...
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Gambia’s security men prepare for UN/AU Mission in Darfur

A team of British soldiers and police officers are currently in Banjul, Gambia, concluding a training programme for members of the Gambia Armed Forces...
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Pan African rights body to harmonise rules with African court

Preparations have been finalised to harmonise the rules and procedures of the Banjul-based pan-african rights body, the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights...
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Mining company’s director faces “economic crimes” charges in Gambia

The British-born managing director of Australian mining company, “Carnegie Minerals” Plc, Charles Northfield, Thursday appeared before a high court in Banjul on charges relating...
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Nigeria plays host to Cricket tournament

This year's North-West Africa Cricket Championship featuring 6 countries: Nigeria, Morocco, Ghana, Gambia, Mali and Sierra Leone will be held in Nigeria. Last year's...
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Gambian authorities revoke licence of mining company

Gambian government has revoked an operating license gran ted to a foreign mining company, Carnegie Minerals, and threatened possible lega l action against it,...
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Newly-listed Nigerian insurance firm eyes West African market

One of Nigeria's financial institutions, Goldlink Insurance Plc, Tuesday got listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), amid plans to expand its business frontiers...
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Board of Directors of John Paul II Foundation begins weeklong meeting

The 26th session of the Board of Directors of the John Paul II Foundation for the Sahel began in Ouagadougou on Monday to enable...
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Gambia: Supreme Court to deliver judgment on opposition’s case

Gambia's Supreme Court, sitting in Banjul with a five-man-judge panel, will Tuesday deliver its verdict on the controversial "Local Government Amendment Act," which is...
Gambian President attracts 1600 infertile women

Gambian President attracts 1600 infertile women

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has resumed his infertility treatment using traditional medicine. The president's call saw 1,600 women looking for babies lining up as...
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President Jammeh resumes HIV/AIDS, infertility treatment

The Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh, Friday resumed his "HIV/AIDS treatment," with the fifth batch of 150 patients at a military clinic in "Marina Parade...
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Gambia’s immigration out-laws roadside begging

Gambia's Immigration Department has issued a strong warning against begging near roadside, saying; anyone found "begging near the traffic will face the full force...
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Gambia’s US$ 11.64 million debts written off by creditor nations

Gambia's US$ 11.64 million debts written off by creditor nations The Paris Club of Creditor countries has written off Gambia's debt of US$ 11.64 million,...
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Nigeria’s Bank PHB acquires Gambian bank for US$23m

One of Nigeria's fastest growing banks, Bank PHB, has acquired a 74% stake, worth US$23 million, in the Gambia-based International Bank for Commerce (IBC),...